Friday, March 20, 2015

German Word Of The Day - Weltschmerz

Definition of WELTSCHMERZ

1:  mental depression or apathy caused by comparison of the actual state of the world with an ideal state
2:  a mood of sentimental sadness

Not quite as good as ENNUI but I like that the Germans have a word for this kind of soul crushing sadness - as they should.



Tim Knight said...

Thanks for this, Cal, another fine German word to add to my arsenal.

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Yeah and those morose Swedes too -- angst.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

You can never have too many words for being really miserable.

Cal's Canadian Cave of Coolness said...

Like Eskimos have fifty words for snow, I want fifty words for my existential angst.

Professor Chaos said...

WELTSCHMERZ is my default setting. And yes, I am of German descent.